By now, you should all know the story of Atoms for Peace, the new all-star leftfield rock outfit founded by Thom Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Amok is the five-piece's full-length debut, following a couple of well-received singles on XL and 50 Weapons. While there are obvious similarities with the path Radiohead have taken over recent years - curious beats influenced by dubstep and IDM, haunting soundscapes and intoxicating compositions - there's far greater warmth and vibrancy to the songs than some of Yorke's other projects. Ultimately, it sounds like what it is: a bunch of experimental-minded mates getting together to make music. It comes highly recommended.
Coming out of nowhere is the debut single from Thom Yorke, Flea and Nigel Godrich's Atoms For Peace project. Borrowing the fragmented, minimal arrangements of Yorke's solo album The Eraser, "Default" surrounds its clipped rhythms and vocal arrangements in an all enveloping bass that references the contemporary strains of dubstep, creating something that could nevertheless only have come from the mind of Yorke and his associates.